In India, a marriage is a celebration for all. It is a reason to show off your family values, traditions, heritage as well as your social status. Just look an Indian bride or groom, they are known to wear the most expensive bridal dresses for the occasion in the world. Definitely there dresses include heavy jewellery, gemstone work on dress, flowers and much more. However changing is inevitable, Indian bridal fashion is exploring new dimensions to wear more stylish, generous and a wild look on one of the most important celebrations of life.
New colours in bridal dress
Wearing red or maroon coloured bridal dress (also known as lahanga chunni or bhesh) is a custom though brides of young generations are experimenting with colours too. In these colours, pink, off-white, white are favourite while dark blue, green or black are strictly prohibited by the elders as they represent the darkness of life.
Diamond is the favourite
In earlier marriage, brides were ornamented with gold and silver jewellery studded genuine gemstones. In recent years, the trend has been changing and diamond is emerging as new most coveted gemstones used in bridal dresses. Some designers also like to experiment with other jewels including sapphire, ruby and tanzanite gemstones.
New Indo-western bridal jewellery
The globalization offers new possibilities in bridal jewellery also. The current scenario is offering more opportunities to develop new bridal patterns made by the fusion of Indian and western dressings. Some of these are backless Cholis, off shoulder gowns, floral patterns etc.
Traditionals designs are superb
Interestingly, Indian brides are loving to wear traditional jewellery instead wearing modern fashion. It includes Meenakari work, ethnic style jewellery, jadau work and so on. These were used to a part of royal dynasties though they are in heavy demand.
Customized jewellery is nice
Today’s rich don’t hesitate to invest money in customized jewellery. They are ready to hire designers for customized jewellery & dresses to put on a gorgeous look.
New designs in mangalsutra
Mangalsutra is an essential part of Indian bridal jewellery. It’s a chain of black pearls/ beads woven with gold thread. Nowadays brides prefer to wear a shorter mangalsutra with diamond pendants. This can be both contemporary and traditional depending on the other bridal accessories and outfits.
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